Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Problems

Ignition Module or Coil May Fail Causing Engine Misfire

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing the engine to misfire which can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate or begin flashing.

No Start Due to Failed Passlock Sensor

The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to correct this condition.

Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

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Chevrolet Malibu Questions

Why did all the water drain out my radiator through tailpipe i think. the coolant light is on along with check engine light. The engine literally sounds fine, and thier is no water mixed with oil, checked dipstick. (2 answers)

The tail pipe isnt spewing white smoke it has a lil smoke but it disappears after awhile. I actually posted. A question just like this one before but forgot to add all the water being gone from my radiator the next day. The regular water did get hot after awhile seem to be steaming from the cap. ...

The low coolant light is on. And it seems like water is leaking from a tiny hole on the side of muffler also spitting out little water droplets from the end of tailpipe. What can it be? (1 answer)

Can it be blown head gaskets? I checked dipstick ,no water in oil and the tail pipe isn't spewing white smoke nor does it have a weird smell. The car does have front bumper damage from hitting a truck and did bend a little under the hood by radiator. i had a my dads friend look at it and he ...

Mi malibu 2001 le sale el cheque ingenier y con el código del catalitico y me los quema todos los que colocan y la luz aparece de nuevo insuficiencia del catalitico ya no c khacer gracias por su respuesta (2 answers)

Después de sierto tiempo talves cada 6 meses buelve el mismo problema insuficiencia del catalitico ya llevo 4 cataliticos
Gracias por sus concejos

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Chevrolet Malibu Recalls

Front And Rear Side Impact Air Bags Fracture Upon Deployment

The studs that mount the front and rear side impact air bags have welds that may fracture upon air bag deployment. Dealers will replace the side air bag modules free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly

The driver's frontal air bag may not inflate properly during the second stage deployment, resulting in increased risk of occupant injury. Dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Audio Warning Fails To Sound When Key In Ignition With Door Open Or Seat Belt Unfastened

The audio warning that sounds to alert the driver that the safety belt is not fastened or the door is open with the key still in the ignition may not operate. Dealers will update the radio software free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

I bought my 2011 Malibu lt1 with under 70k miles squeeky clean car fax well maintained always on time maintiance a couple days ago I LOVEEEEE IT. I traded my 2007 chevy impala ls for it. The small issue I have is I dont like the looseness in the steering the smallest steering wheel turn wow the car goes there. Steering is extreamly sensitive. And I so wish it was a v6 or v8 and not a 4 cyl. Car...
A comfortable car delivering good fuel economy, low tailpipe emissions, excellent cargo space and reasonable reliability. Despite restyled Malibu models, GM continued to produce this car as a classic model due its desirable size and economy. GM had achieved consistency in manufacturing quality with this model. Virtually all 1999 3.1 liter J-code Malibu's exhibited the same component failures...
My husband and I have been ALL OVER the US in our Malibu and I'm constantly amazed at how well it's held up to so much use (and abuse). It now has almost - 3 1 5,0 0 0 - miles on it and we're finally having to deal with the electrical issue that seems to have so many owners frustrated with replacing one part after another. The issue that's forced us to have to finally do something about it is ...

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